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COVID Advisory

Until the library reopens to the public, we will not be able to offer library instruction for visiting groups.


The James B. Duke Library is happy to partner with local high school teachers who want to introduce their students to academic library research.

  1. Two weeks notice is required to schedule an instruction session.  Sessions are arranged depending on the availability of librarians. Sessions may not be available during peak times during the term.
  2. The library can accommodate one class of 22 students or fewer, per visit.  Sessions will be limited to one class from any school per day. 
  3. The library will provide instruction sessions to high school-aged students.  The materials housed in and accessed via the James B. Duke Library are scholarly and age inappropriate for younger grades.
  4. In keeping with the ITS Visitor Account policy, each student under the age of 18 is required to complete and have signed by a parent or guardian, the Computer Use Request Form.  Completed forms and a separate class roster must be returned to the library 10 days prior to the session.  Students without signed forms will not be allowed access to electronic resources in the library.
  5. Teachers must have a specific assignment created and distributed to students prior to their visit to which the instruction librarian will tailor his/her presentation.  Research topics should be shared with the instruction librarian prior to the session.
  6. If you are a teacher, and are interested in scheduling a session for your class, please e-mail Laura Baker or call 864-294-2277. Other librarians may be consulted to teach sessions as needed.

Laura Baker

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Laura Baker
Office #130, main level of the JBDuke library